Public Expenditure (Housing)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd December 1981.

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Photo of Mr David Stoddart Mr David Stoddart , Swindon 12:00 am, 2nd December 1981

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that his name and that of his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will be cursed by present. and future generations of young people on the housing waiting lists as the housing crisis develops during the rest of this decade? Bearing in mind that 300,000 building workers are on the dole, and that thousands of building firms are going into bankruptcy, will he now reverse his policy and again put housing on the map?